Specific Course Information
Course Meetings and Time
A systematic study of both the fundamental principles and the descriptive chemistry needed to understand the properties of the main group elements and their compounds. (Three lecture, one recitation, and three laboratory hours per week) Prerequisites: CHEM 1200.
- Students will have the ability to use the Periodic Table as a tool to predict the type of bonding present in elements and simple binary compounds.
- Students will apply VSEPR theory to determine molecular geometry, bond angles, and polarity.
- Students will construct thermodynamic cycles to calculate unknown bond energies or reaction enthalpies.
- Students will be able to determine the symmetry and points groups of simple molecules.
- Students will assign oxidation states to all the atoms in a substance using the Periodic Table as a guide.
- Students will be able to balance oxidation-reduction reactions in acidic or basic solutions.
- Students will be able to synthesize, isolate, purify, and characterize different types of inorganic compounds in the laboratory.
Three (3) One-Hour Exams 360 points
One Cumulative Final Exam 200 points
Quizzes/Computational 100 points
Homework 100 points
Lab Expts/Simulations 200 points
Research Paper 40 points
Total 1000 points
A 900 – 1000 points
B 800 – 899 points
C 700 – 799 points
D 600 – 699 points
F < 600 points